Verbal Description and Touch Tours: America Is Hard to See

WED, Sept 2, 2015
6–7:30 pm

Floor 8

Whitney verbal description and touch tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities. Ninety-minute tours are free-of-charge and are offered monthly on Friday mornings, beginning before the Museum opens to the general public. Please join us in our new home for a tour of our inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See.

Setting forth a distinctly new narrative, America Is Hard to See presents fresh perspectives on the Whitney’s collection and reflects upon art in the United States with over 600 works by some 400 artists, spanning the period from about 1900 to the present. The exhibition—its title is taken from a poem by Robert Frost and also used by the filmmaker Emile de Antonio for one of his political documentaries—is the most ambitious display to date of the Whitney’s collection, delving deep into the Museum’s holdings and challenging assumptions about the American art canon.

September 2
6–7:30 pm (Floor Eight)

September 25
10–11:30 am (Floor Five)

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please contact or call (212) 671–1823. 

The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.



A 30-second online art project:
American Artist, Looted

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